WORLD-CLASS CULTURES CREATE SUCCESS!
No buzz words, just results! My sessions are not generic 'one-size-fits-all.' They are customized and tested solutions meeting your team's specific needs. Many partners simply reach into a bag of tricks for a quick fix. My focus is on long-term behavioral change where participants develop by understanding the many ways we influence others. This strategy favorably supports and sustains a winning culture.
Where have all the leaders gone?
Organizations hoping to thrive on technical skills alone will be outperformed by competitors who reinvest in their talent. Think back over recent events that have gone awry. Poor communication on some level is likely to blame. This affects staff at every level and people of every culture; many who are still adapting to a global economy.
Leading and teaching with a greater sense of empathy
not only builds mutual success,
but it has the power
to restore and strengthen community.
This two-day course teaches value-based leadership by recognizing the potential, dignity, and worth of others. This highly sought-after approach is upheld by global thought leaders and best-selling authors (Simon Sinek, Brene Brown, Raj Sidodia, Bob Chapman) as one of the most important factors of modern workplace success. They each note that work environments are complex, leaving some to feel undervalued, invisible, and indifferent to their work. How do we turn the ship around? Ultimately participants learn the art of dare to care leadership to influence a positive and compelling culture.
Lighthouse Leaders serves professionals in any industry. This experience prepares you to be a better leader who is more capable of creating a place where others feel safe in your sphere of influence.
What is your organization trying to achieve?
True leadership is no longer defined by status, titles, and salary. Organizations that churned out poor leaders who placed power and profit over people created workforces driven by fear, bullying, and doubt. Work-related depression and anxiety are at an all-time high, as 80% of the workforce report trying to survive in meaningless roles. There is a better way! Successful organizations recognize that a distinct movement is underway to change the world through a bold expression of leadership that promotes empathy, listening, and authentic conversations.
Who should attend? This experience…
is for those who are truly committed to defining their own courage potential as influential leaders
is for those who want to refresh the culture
is for those who aspire to care for others placed in their sphere of influence
is for those who want to raise consciousness into action
is for those who want to capture the infinite possibilities of growing the business.
What’s the benefit?
With great privilege comes great responsibility. Leadership can be overwhelming, and at times even scary. “Lighthouse” leaders approach ‘rollercoaster’ roles by anticipating highs and lows, and knowing the view around the next curve is not always visible. They lead by creating a caring culture and supporting others into action and success.
People begin to work for a common cause, not just a paycheck.
This leaves employees and the culture in a position to thrive,
not just survive.
A Culture of Excellence (ACE)
1 or 2 day professional development experience
Everyone wants the Ace because it helps them win and because it represents the best! Those who experience dysfunctional cultures may think, “That’s the way it is.” Not so! Best-selling author Simon Sinek reminds us, “Customers will never love your company until the employees love it first.” There is truth to that and in realizing the best way to build relationships with your customers is to build relationships with your employees first. This session provides the ‘how to’s of building a phenomenal culture.
Lessons fully engage participants with demonstrated tools from notable cultures like Zappos, Google, Amazon, Chick-fil-A, and Barry-Wehmiller, as well as successful strategies from small businesses, healthcare, education, aviation, service industries, and non-profits.
Expect to push through some of the brick walls
that keep your team from reaching their full potential.
What is it?
Stay ahead of the competition and prepare for your next role with confidence and credibility. It is not always the case that others who advance are any smarter than you, but they know something you don't. Learn how to truly bring your A-game to the table!
What does it lead to?
Conveying confidence and earning respect as a leader, career advancement to achieve the promotion that you deserve, navigating the new transition, and making an impact on others.
It identifies the ‘presence’ that people need
to be highly successful as a communicator-leader.
4-hour or full-day session
Communication seems so simple, yet we often get it wrong by not recognizing ways to maximize understanding. Employees at every level struggle with the many complexities of the modern workplace and seek communication solutions to guide their success.
This session offers entry-level talent, middle managers, and senior staff contemporary interpersonal and leadership solutions--understanding the behaviors that drive or hinder one’s ability to work collaboratively. Further, it reinforces a unified culture and prepares employees to advance their leadership and support others along the way.
Success is present in the ability to manage diverse teams
resulting from a global economy and mixed generations.
On Your Mark. Get Set. Lead!
Full day session
Getting a seat at the table takes determination and recognized competence. How do great leaders foster a sphere of influence? They’re not any smarter than you but they know what you don’t!
This experience offers a showcase of best practices with compelling tools for growth as visionaries, mentors, coaches, and stewards. Insight comes from today’s most recognized leaders (Chapman, Cathy, Mayer, Sinek, Ury), plus timeless pearls of wisdom from authorities like Drucker, Disney, Maxwell, and Welch. Participants leave with a renewed sense of commitment to clients and employees. A return on investment unfolds in increased leadership, service standards, management, and loyalty.
This session supports professional development by challenging conventional ideas of leadership and provides attendees with advanced solutions to build their leadership and empower others through cultural transformation, process improvement, and change.
The result is a bold expression of leadership
to satisfy employees and ‘bottom line’ results.
The Spirit of Service
Full day session
What do successful leaders know that you don't? They don't just lead with their head, they lead with heart! It's profoundly simple but simply profound. For small business owners to larger employers, this session moves your customer service skills from ordinary to remarkable. Starting with a compelling vision, this session teaches higher-level leaders the 'how to' of servant leadership that results in exceptional customer service. Takeaways include a road map to actionable skills, and understanding the significance of courage and empathy. Imagine maintaining the power of fun in the culture and developing a workforce comprised not just of great employees, but great citizens.
Driven by case studies and best practices from
contemporary companies who got it right---you can too!
Solutions to Create Opportunity and Success
2-hour, 4 hour, or full-day session
Mixed messages are confusing. Lean in, but not too much. Speak up, but not too often. Be empowered, but only when it’s politically correct. No wonder women have trouble understanding some of the bold solutions to create opportunity and success.
Stand in the business section of any bookstore or online book market. There are hundreds of titles just for women about negotiating, empowerment, surviving a hostile workplace, work-life balance, and more. It is very overwhelming!
Women need a handful of principles that are
easily applied as a catalyst
in their negotiations and success.
This session captures the essence of our strengths and limitations in the many ways we negotiate. For instance, we advocate for our spouses and partners, for our children, for our friends, and sometimes for our co-workers. But how good are we at advocating for ourselves? Lessons frame the ways we are missing the mark in our personal and professional lives to offer solutions to change our thinking and outcomes.
4-hour or full-day session
This session is preventative and corrects a culture before it becomes toxic. You never want to let the many suffer at the expense of the few. Instead, you must inform the few to save the many.
Faulty workplace behavior may not be the leader's fault, but it does become the leader's problem, and ignoring it is a poor reflection of leadership.
I bring a successfully demonstrated blend of effective confrontation and interpersonal solutions to assist in maintaining a healthy culture.
4-hour or full-day session
Be confident, not confused!
In business and professional settings you may sometimes feel like you are under a microscope, and guess what—you ARE! People often associate ‘etiquette’ with stuffy rules and although polished behaviors are important, learning them doesn’t have to be intimidating.
There is truth to the old cliche, “You never get
a second chance to make a good first impression.”
Manage yourself in a variety of contexts, settings, and occasions. I remind clients that business is about relationships. The successful art of the deal—whether it is made over dinner, a round of golf, or in the boardroom is guided by confident conversation and other business and social manners.
Handling yourself with poise builds overall effectiveness. This session helps new hires to C-level partners needing to offer ‘five-star’ treatment. Individuals who can successfully navigate their way in a variety of business circumstances are highly valued by organizations. Take the mystery (and anxiety) out of business and social protocol.
4-hour or full-day session
Glossophobia --fancy word, common problem--is the fear of public speaking. The word is Greek for tongue. We all have one and we’ve all experience it becoming dry when we’re in front of an audience.
C'mon! We've all experienced this and surveys confirm it is the #1 fear on the planet--- for many even before death. There's just no sense in that, or in not stepping up to slay this dragon! Download my flyer to learn more about ways I can assist with high-impact speaking---from managing the butterflies to coaching you through successful delivery. I dig connecting with audiences and sharing this passion with others.
One of my favorite public speaking quotes,
"The brain begins to work the moment we're born,
and never stops....until we stand up to speak in public.
Ain't it the truth!"-anonymous
Keynote Address for Women's Events:
Mission Possible: Tactical Solutions to Develop your 'A' Game
Ever been frustrated by watching somebody else advance; especially someone who has been with an organization for less time or who may be less qualified? They are not any smarter than you, but they know what you don't. The answers to what is really keeping you from progress may surprise even you! Research reminds us,
Those who advance to key positions, do so by combining their knowledge with “Interpersonal IQ.”
They also have a keen sense of skillful ways to avoid business bleeps and blunders. I will reveal the lessons and strategies that women in top positions apply to leverage their growth in corporate roles, healthcare, technology, education, politics, government, and entertainment. Audiences learn how to abandon habits that sabotage success and develop a notable presence with forward-thinking for results--TODAY!
Complimentary 60-minute breakout session for your event included.
Associations: Women’s Impact Initiative / Association of Talent Development / National Association of Professional Women / National Communication Association / Women's Inspire Project
Leadership Lessons from Hippies, Yippies, Zippies, Yuppies, Beatniks, Punks, and Raves!
The hippies and boomers who are now senior leaders in many organizations gave us buzzwords (and for some, I emphasize the word ‘buzz’!) like quality circles, thinking outside the box, and lean which are rampant in modern organizations. Leadership has joined the ranks of these buzzwords. We have team leaders, community leaders, political leaders, thought leaders, and market leaders. We lead in our company, our worship centers, and our home. The word "leader" has become a label instead of an action.
Leadership is personal. It can be scary, but it becomes a reality when we live our ideals when the mission and vision statements come off the wall and into us. Sometimes we realize this through life’s tough lessons.